What’s on Tuesday: Cougar Town, New Girl, Raising Hope S.2 Finale & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 17, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Raising Hope S.2 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has Private Practice moving to its new night, The CW has the first season finale of Ringer, and FOX has the second season finale of Raising Hope.

Over on cable, Travel Channel has the third season premiere of Mysteries at the Museum and the second season premiere of Off Limits, and Syfy has the second spring season premiere of Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.

Prime Picks

Last Man Standing (ABC): New. Mike’s has moved to town to work on the new Outdoor Man store and Vanessa worries about how it will affect Mike. Runs 31 minutes.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Ellie tries to convince the gang that her mother is a sociopath, but they don’t see it. Laurie is thinking about opening a cake business. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

New Girl (FOX): New. Jess baby sits for Russell’s daughter and ends up meeting his ex-wife. Schmidt and CeCe have a little scare. Nick may be dating someone too young for him. Runs 31 minutes.
Raising Hope (FOX): Season Finale. The Chances end up fighting for custody of Hope after recent revelations about their family history. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. The trial aspect of the second season finale is very reminiscent of the series finale of Seinfeld, but has a very Raising Hope ending. Glad this show will be back for a third season.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Charlotte and Cooper attempt to help Mason thru his feelings about Erica’s deteriorating condition. Pete and Violet may rekindle things. Addison attempts to help Amelia with being a mother. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • NCIS (CBS): New. The team is working with the Baltimore police department after missing Navy documents are found at a warehouse fire.
  • Ringer (The CW): Season Finale. The vow renewal ceremony is getting close and Bridget decides to tell Andrew about who she is. Macawi is getting close to Bridget just as Agent Machado gets forced off the case.

Sports Notes

  • MLB Network has doubleheader action tonight.
  • NBC Sports as NHL action with a Stanley Cup Playoff game tonight.
  • NHLTV has action with a Stanley Cup Playoff game tonight.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the New York Knicks followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Lakers.

Late Night

  • Justified (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s third season finale episode, “Slaughterhouse,” replays.

TV Marathons

ION has six episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike TV has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation today.
USA Network has 17 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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